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Bumbershoot 2014: There is no substitute for The Replacements (Photos)

by Greg Roth Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are rock n’ roll survivors of many musical train wrecks. They are the only original members left in the band but they are and always have been the soul of The Replacements, a post-punk, power-pop, blues based straight ahead rock outfit based out of Minneapolis. The band formed in 1979 and […]

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Bumbershoot 2014: Elvis is the king (Photos)

by Greg Roth He is Elvis “effin” Costello. In 1977, this genre-bending artist made his television debut on Saturday Night Live. After playing a few bars of “Less Than Zero,” Costello stopped his band “The Attractions,” and launched into an indictment of the radio and music industry via the song “Radio Radio.” Producer Lorne Michaels didn’t […]

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Northwest artists “Get Back” to celebrate Beatles Seattle invasion this Saturday

by Greg Roth It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles  came to play – stepping foot for the first time in the Emerald City to play a historic 30 minute set at the old Seattle Center Coliseum. Synergia Northwest is back celebrating five years, and like past events will bring something very special to Northwest music lovers […]

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A look back at Timber! 2014 (Photo Slideshows & Podcasts)

by Greg Roth Photos by Greg Roth and Christina Leiva In a couple of days thousand of Northwest music and nature lovers will make their annual pilgrimage across the water to partake in what has become a Northwest music festival treasure, Doe Bay Fest.The festival kicks off on August 7 and runs through August 11th and […]

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Timber! a festival with a lot of heart and soul (Podcasts)

by Greg Roth Festival season is in full gear. The massive, revenue generating Sasquatch is now in our collective rear-view mirrors. Capitol Hill Block Party kicks off this weekend and of course Bumbershoot will soon be upon us, but a special festival that is near and dear to us here at SMI starts kicking in today. […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! Cumulus (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg […]

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SMI RADIO TIMBER! SHOWS! FEATURES Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! features Mikey and Matty (Podcast)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival will be taking place July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation Washington. On this week’s episode, […]

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Ayron Jones, Naomi Wachira and Whitney Monge team up for charity (Video)

By Greg Roth Ayron Jones, Naomi Wachira and Whitney Monge are three powerful Northwest artists we have had the pleasure covering over the course of the last few years. The common thread they all share is that they all possess solid chops but most importantly, they play and sing from the depths of their collective souls. In addition, […]

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Synergia Northwest ‘Get Back’ to Celebrate Beatles 50 Year Anniversary

Synergia Northwest is back celebrating five years, and like past events will bring something very special to Northwest music lovers by presenting an epic event, celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the legendary lads from Liverpool, The Beatles! This onetime historic tribute will feature an all-star cast of emerging and iconic northwest musicians spanning generations and […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! premiers with Lonesome Shack (Photos)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present the debut episode of a new series entitled “Timber! Shows.” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival will be taking place July 24 – 26 in […]

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